He may not have stood out from the rest of the talent as he posted a simple 5-9, 3.49 at this stadium (when it looked more like it did in the photograph above) but 20 year old Jim Bunning was on his way to becoming a superstar. By the time he retired, he had the second highest strikeouts total ever recorded during a professional Major League Baseball career with 2,855 K's as well as a perfect game and a no-hitter to his credit. Bunning would become a 9 time MLB All-Star and won 20 games for the Tigers in 1957. As if that wasn't enough... after being inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Jim Bunning enjoyed his retirement by becoming a United States Senator serving in the Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives from 1980 until 1999. Bunning finally passed away in 2017... just before the first ever Major League "Little League Classic" was played at the ballpark which produced him into the future Hall of Famer he would become.